The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between  Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universitas Negeri Malang (UM) from Indonesia to enhance cooperation between these institutions.
The MoU was been signed by the Dean of Faculty of Science, Prof. Dr. Abdul Rahim Mohd Yusoff and Director of Ibnu Sina Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research (ISI-SIR), Prof. Dr. Hadi Nur  representing UTM while  UM was represented by its Rector, Prof. Dr. AH. Rofi’uddin.
The ceremony was held at Universitas Negri Malang on January 24th 2020 and also attended by the Dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Prof. Dr. Hadi Suwono and UM Director of International Relations, Dr. Evi Eliyanah.
This MoU is a legal standing to enhance cooperation between UTM and UM since both parties have been actively involved in student and staff exchange activities since 2016 after the Letter of Cooperation (LoC) between both universities signed in 2016.
Universitas Negeri Malang has been a significant supporter of a  bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and Malaysia in higher education under the Indonesia-Malaysia Research Consortium (IMRC) platform.
The two sides have agreed to enhance cooperation in research and education besides  strengthening communication between the two universities to exchange expertise and experiences in the administrative fields.

From left, UM Director of International Relations, Dr. Evi Eliyanah, Dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Prof. Dr. Hadi Suwono, UM Rector, Prof. Dr. AH. Rofi’uddin, Dean of Faculty of Science, Prof. Dr. Abdul Rahim Mohd Yusoff and Director of Ibnu Sina Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research (ISI-SIR), Prof. Dr. Hadi Nur.